What’s Love Top

After I finished knitting my “Heartbreaker Shorts” by Wool and the Gang a couple of months ago, I was told that they were releasing a brand new yarn that sounded very intriguing!  “Tina Tape Yarn” is a unique flat tape yarn that is made mostly of fibre from sustainably sourced eucalyptus trees (Lyocell/Tencel).  According to the Wool and the Gang website, Tina Tape Yarn is 100% vegan and uses renewable energy as it is “manufactured in a closed-loop system so that resources like water and solvents get reused instead of ending up as pollution and waste”.  I was excited and eager to preview their brand new Tina Tape kits and choose one to try as this yarn sounded unlike any I had worked with before!  I chose the “What’s Love Top” as I thought a knitted tank top would be such a lovely addition to my wardrobe, particularly one that looked so chic and comfortable!

The What’s Love Top is an easy pattern that is great for beginners, and the kit comes with 4 balls of Tina Tape yarn, the pattern, a yarn needle, and 6.5 rosewood knitting needles (optional in case you already have that size).

Upon receiving the kit, I was so excited to feel and squish this brand new yarn.  I was very impressed by its silky and smooth texture, and it felt so lightweight and soft.  I was incredibly happy with this gorgeous colour that I chose too: Timberwolf.  Tina Tape Yarn is available in many beautiful colours, and I was strongly debating between Timberwolf or Perfect Peach.  Timberwolf is such a beautiful neutral, almost like a grey/champagne colour!

The What’s Love Top pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes, and I knitted the smallest size!  Below is a picture I snapped on my birthday in July as I celebrated with some of my favourite things: knitting, fresh flowers, and full pleated skirts!  It was such a pleasure knitting with this unique yarn as it glided so effortlessly along the rosewood needles!

As I built up the length of the tank top, soon it was time to create the V-neck and two straps!

After completing one side of the tank top, it was time to follow the exact same pattern and make the second side!  The picture shown below was taken two days before my sister Ashley’s wedding with my freshly-manicured nails!  Don’t they match perfectly with Timberwolf?

I was determined to finish knitting my top before the end of Summer!  I was ecstatic when I officially finished making both sides and I could seam them together!

As soon as I finished seaming up the top of the straps and the sides of the tank, I immediately slipped it on!  I love the loose and flowy feel of the What’s Love Top!

The pattern mentions how taking measurements when garments are laying flat is very different from taking measurements when the garments are being worn or hanging (because of the pull of gravity).  My top is considerably longer than the one pictured on the website and at the front of the kit, but I love this longer look!  Since the sides, front and back all dip a bit lower, I will always wear it layered over a maxi dress- it could possibly function as a swimsuit cover-up too!  I noticed that my tank top grew in length as I wore it throughout the day, so keep this in mind if you are determining how long you want your tank top to be!  I might even be able to wear mine layered over leggings now!

Here is the back of my What’s Love top!  Since the front and back of the top are exactly the same, it makes this pattern very simple since you  follow the same pattern twice!  I like the dramatic neckline of the back!

I think the side is pretty as well!  This lustrous, environmentally-friendly yarn is very unique and feels so silky against the skin-  it drapes beautifully and does not feel heavy at all.  The basic garter stitch used all throughout provides such gorgeous texture and allows this garment to be worked up quickly.  This top is one of those simple projects that doesn’t require too much focus or concentration (great to have on the go) until you get to the neck shaping and straps!

If you’re a crocheter who’s always wanted to try knitting, don’t forget to check out my “Simple Knit Series” as I’ve demonstrated the basic stitches of knitting and designed three patterns to accompany these stitches!  Part 1 is all about the garter stitch (the only stitch used in the What’s Love Top) as I demonstrate in this video below (find the “How to Knit Garter Stitch” blog post HERE):

 

Wool and the Gang has partnered with me to do a fun GIVEAWAY for my readers!  One of YOU will get a chance to knit with this Tina Tape Yarn because Wool and the Gang and I are giving away a WHAT’S LOVE TOP KIT in any colour of your choice!  Even though summer is ending soon, this top would look great layered under a cardigan or blazer!  Keep in mind that if you are ordering a kit or yarn from Wool and the Gang, some Canadian readers (including myself) were charged customs fees upon delivery, so be prepared for this if you live in Canada.  According to their website, US customers should not be charged any customs or import duties and fees as they have been pre-paid by Wool and the Gang.

***To enter this GIVEAWAY:
  • Leave a comment below telling us which colour you would choose for your What’s Love Top (currently 12 colour options available)  Check them all out HERE!

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE (excluding Russia) and will close on Sunday, August 27th at 8 PM MST!  You can also enter through Facebook and Instagram to increase your chances!  One winner will be chosen at random from all the entries!

Note: Thank you to Wool and the Gang for providing me with the What’s Love Top kit!  All opinions and views expressed are 100% my own!

  • Bethany

    I would pick fern green to make a What’s Love Top!

  • Gladys

    I would choose Perfect Peach. It’d be a cute color for summer!

  • Isla Salisbury

    Love this post and yarn. Space Black would be my choice. I might even learn to knit as a confirmed crocheted!

  • Cathy Wolhaupter

    I love the quetzel green color!

    • Congratulations, Cathy! You are the random winner of this giveaway! I’ve just sent you an e-mail!

      • Cathy Wolhaupter

        I can’t believe it! SO excited! Thank you so much!

  • Gillian M

    For sure Quetzal Green!

  • Jacqi Raymond

    Quetzal Green or coral crush

  • tweetycwal

    The Quetzal Green looks lovely. I am a beginner and have never worked with “good” yarn so this might be a game changer.

  • Cristy Ehnes

    Vitamin C! I love the clean bright vibrant color! It would fit in perfect with Spring, summer and fall woredrobes.

  • Terrie Faria

    I really like the perfect peach color, a beautiful color hard to find for me. The Quetzal green is also a rich beautiful green.

  • Charlie Ly

    The too you made is fantastic! Quetzal Green would be my choice!!

  • Anna Westbrook Mursin

    I love the Fern Green! It’s a deep rich color perfect for the entire year and it’s warm here the entire year. πŸ™‚

  • Steph Cross

    I’d pick Rocky Grey, so it would go with anything πŸ™‚

  • Toni Lipsey

    This is absolutely beautiful, Stephanie! Love it. I’m going gaga over the Coral Crush, but I think the Fern Green would be fun to work with.

  • Mandy Maddii Fong

    I love the dusty blue color!! It’s kind of gray and kinda blue I love it.

  • Lovely

    I would choose Perfect Peach. It’d be a cute color for spring ^^

  • Caitie Beggarly

    I would definitely make it in rocky grey!

  • Michelle Voisin

    I’m loving the Timberwolf!

  • Bernice Moir

    Dusty blue

  • Emily

    Quetzal Green is so beautiful 😍

  • Sabine Scholer

    Coral Crush is my favourite!

  • Casey

    Perfect Peach πŸ‘

  • Melissa Cardenas Goddard

    Quetzal green is glorious!

  • Isabella Dior

    Beautiful Dusty Blue!

  • Ana Diaz

    I love CORAL CRUSH. Thank you!

  • Maria Manzo

    I’d love a quetzal green top ❀️

  • Kamela Lim

    I love quetzal green!

  • nkam1

    Dusty Blue! Love it : )

  • Katiusca Polanco-Guzman

    Timberwolf. The perfect layering color for fall/winter.

  • GinaT

    Dusty Blue is gorgeous!

  • Katherine

    Timberwolf and the dusty blue are both so beautiful

  • Cheri H.

    Quetzal green is so pretty!

  • Pat

    Thanks for the chance! I love Rocky Grey

  • Ria April Iglesia Brewer

    Quetzal green! Love the name and the color!

  • Denisse N. Santana

    All colors are beautiful, but if I have to choose I will choose Timberwolf, Coral Crush and Quetzal Green, in that order…. thanks for the opportunity…. I would love to win this!

  • Jennifer

    So many great colours, it would be hard to choose. I think I’d go with the Timberwolf or Quetzal Green.

  • Steph Chepyha

    I love the coral crush colour! Thank you for the opportunity to win this kit, I am a crocheter attempting to learn to knit and this is a great incentive!

  • Shelly Lynn Easton

    Coral rush! I love this project! Thanks!

  • Lynnette Kawakami

    I would love to try making this in fern green. Thank you! ❀️

  • Dorine Tagne

    I would love it in timberwolf… It’s hard to choose ‘though, they look all so beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity 😍

  • Christina W.

    They’re all such lovely colours but I do love the timberwolf the most ☺️. Thanks for a chance to win the kit!

  • I would choose Eucalyptus Green or Timberwolf! Beautifully knit and it looks great on you, Steph! β™₯️

  • Nicole C.

    I really like both of the greens, but I’ll go with fern green! nice for fall.

  • Megan Powys

    Coral Crush because the color is bight and bold. I love it!

  • Katherine Kelley

    Beautiful top! I’m a new crocheter so the idea of trying to learn knitting at moment too overwhelming. However my son’s gf knits and the name of kit sums it up that I will enter so if I win, I’ll give it to her. I love the Quetzal green but he likes the Timberland for her. Maybe in future there will be a crochet kit to use with this new tape yarn. Or I’ll try knitting. Thanks for sharing.

  • Madelyn

    I love the rocky grey. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Lindsey

    Dusty blue or eucalyptus green….lovely…

  • Emilee Manley

    I would use the Rocky Grey color. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Margay Roberge

    I like the Coral Crush.

  • jadeC

    Fern green

  • Angelica Garrido

    I Like Eucalyptus Green

  • Hnes ArcBe

    Quetzal green looks interesting πŸ™‚

  • Sandy K

    I love this pattern.I would like the Eucalyptus Green. thank you for the chance to win.

  • Deborah W

    I love the quetzal green the best. So pretty!

  • Pattie Killeen Cowan

    Love that Midnight Blue! And I am a year round tank person so this one was made for me!

  • Bett Quintanilla

    The Quetzal Green is the best! thanks for you review I was looking one to know if this tina tape is for summer weather

  • Makenzie S

    I L-O-V-E the Fern Green, but all the colours are great. I’ve been waiting to try Wool in the Gang for a long time so this giveaway is great. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah

    I love the Vitamin C color. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Gemma Rice

    Quetzal Green 😻

  • Elyse Wegner

    Fern green is gorgeous for the Whats Love Top! 😍😍😍

  • Jessica F

    Fern Green! Thanks for hosting so many great giveaways!

  • Maria Warden

    I love Rocky Grey! Thanks for the giveaway!!! Love to try this!

  • Katy Espejel

    I would love to win this in Dusty Blue! πŸ’™

  • Daniela

    I’d love the timberwolf. Such an elegant color!

  • Linli Tan

    Love love love that quetzal green

  • Celia LucΓ­a LΓ³pez SΓ‘nchez

    Perfect Peach is just PERFECT! I would LOVE to knit with this colour and, of course, WEAR it 😍

  • Jeannine

    I would love to do this in Rocky Grey!

  • Lisa Forester

    I would love to try the Fern Green – It’s beautiful!

  • Lesley Johnston

    definitely the dusty blue….and the perfect peach

  • Alicia Grayson

    I’d love it in blue!
    Ravelry id Alikat2004

  • Cassie Davis

    Quetzal green is beautiful!! ❀️

  • Karina Agustina

    Timberwolf!! Just like yours 😍😍😍

  • Kim Cunningham

    I would do Timberwolf! πŸ’—πŸΊ

  • Stephanie C. Butcher

    Rocket grey would be amazing!

  • Lisa Stroz

    Fern Green is very pretty!

  • Katherinne MuΓ±oz

    I will love to win the Perfect Peach, is a wonderful color. *.*

  • Natalie

    I love the perfect peach color!

  • Valentina Carrasco YanjarΓ­

    😍! I’d love to get one of these kits!! But since I’m from chile and they’re not cheap I won’t be getting one any time soon but hopefully someday or maybe if I win!! I fell in love with thi color, it’s my favorite nail polish as well!! And I think it would suit my skin color πŸ™‚ so timber wolf it its! πŸ’•

  • Ana Figueroa

    OMG. The midnight blue is stunning

  • WeiHsing Wang

    I’m in love with Timberwolf!!!

  • Karin Lauw

    I would love to win it in Timberwolf!!

  • Tae

    I would like to make it with Eucalyptus Green!(*οΎŸβ–½οΎŸ)οΎ‰

  • Sofia Mitkani

    Eucalyptus Green is charming!

  • Natasha

    Fern green for sure! It’s such a stunning color and I have wanted to try out this yarn since it came out!

  • Annette

    Fern Green

  • ImDesertOlive

    Love the Dusty Blue!

  • Joyce M

    I’d love to get it in Rocky Gray! My first order from WATG is on the way too! Thanks for the head’s up on customs.. 😁

  • Sydney Bakri

    I would love to make this in perfect peach.

  • Liz Sam.

    Oh this too is gorgeous!!! I am in LOVE with the Eucalyptus Green color. I’m an avid crocheted, but I’ve just started knitting about 2 months ago and would love to try my hand at knitting a garment! My hubby and I just bought a house, so unfortunately, I have a small yarn budget – no WATG yarn for me! I so wish I could win this giveaway!

  • Amy

    Definitely Rocky Grey – so versatile!

  • Sandy Tang

    Midnight Blue! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Lisa Knull

    That top is very cute. I really like the Rocky Grey and a close second is the Quetzal Green.

  • Heather Robbins

    Fern green!

  • Bridget

    Quetzel green

  • GravityCath

    Midnight Blue!

  • TAYLER

    Rocky Grey

  • Ashlie Zhang

    Coral crush!

  • Laurel Kartchner

    The Quetzal Green is divine!

  • Lori Templin

    Midnight blueπŸ’™

  • Georgia McVicar

    Ooh quetzal green is lovely!

  • Holly

    Rocky Gray. I crochet but this beautiful top makes me want to try knitting:)

  • Robin Ford

    I’d probably choose Quetzal green or timberwolve. So pretty. 😍

  • Helen Berry

    So many nice colours! I think Dusty Blue is my favourite.

  • Noreen

    Dusty blue is my favorite, just gorgeous

  • yamil12

    Thank you for the opportunity! I would make this in Quetzal Green. What a wonderful name for a beautiful color.

  • Dottie~

    Dusty blueee! I have such a hard time deciding. Every colours are just so prettyy 😍

  • Ellen Swinnen

    I would love to make it in Quetzal Green! What a beautiful name for this color πŸ™‚

  • Carly Orris

    I love the quetzal green and the coral! Both awesome colors for pale skin! Thank you for the knitting posts! I’m a crocheter working on my first knit dishcloth! Someday I will be able to both knit and crochet!

  • Judy

    Rocky Grey

  • Deborah Mindick

    What a fabulous give-away! I would pick Peachy Peach or the Coral – but honestly – they are all lovely!

  • Lola Almar

    Definitely, Fern Green. I just love it, I would wear it with anything and everything 😍😍

  • Lil D

    Too bad. I just missed the giveaway entry deadline but am still compelled to let you know how much I love your hair up-do in these photos! How did you do that??